Category Life on FIRE.

Filling it up.

“One always begins to forgive a place as soon as it’s left behind.”  Isn’t this always the case? How easily we forget why we choose to walk away, why we believe we deserved better, or simply deserved more. Once we have chosen not to settle, we start letting ourselves believe we could have settled and […]


“The last hermit was found and dragged out into the world. Most might find his existence sad but the hermit knew something we didn’t. He knew that when it comes down to it, even when you’re with someone or in the noisy rush of people, it’s just you. The one you can count on and […]

2014: Year in Review.

It is December twenty seventh and time for my last post of the year. During the past three years, I have developed a tradition of posting a “Year in Review” entry wherein I take excerpts from random posts during each month of the last year. In the past this hasn’t been a hard thing for […]

Blood Bank.

“I don’t want to be talked down, or talked up for that matter, I want to be free. Whatever that’ll look like. Where I go from this second, onward, I am not entirely sure. How do you explain to people how much you’d love to drop everything and go somewhere new? How much you’d like […]

Whatever Forever.

I will apologize in advance to my boss, coworkers, or anyone bored enough on the Monday after holiday vacation who happens to read this. I am not feeling it today, and by ‘it’ I mean ‘working’, and I am kind of sorry. Not sorry enough to stop this nonsense, but it’s the Monday after holiday vacation and […]

I Suck At Blogging.

Here we are, two days before Christmas, and my December Diaries project is basically down the toilet. I just haven’t cared much, but maybe this post will help. I have been in Washington for eight years now (is that right? I think so) and it will be my seventh Holiday season without my family. The […]

Blue Jeans.

This entire post is going to be written under the influence of Lana Del Ray, so I have no idea what’s going to come of it. My world has been flipped upside down recently. Not entirely unexpected, but it still makes me want to shut off and make a run for it. I keep telling […]